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Activities at fishing jetties banned

Panaji: The fisheries department on Thursday issued a notice to all the fishermen to stop all activities at  the jetties across the state from April  2, 2020, except providing rations and other materials required for the safety of the crew working on trawlers and purse seines. The particular notice duly undersigned by director fisheries Shamila Monteiro said that social distancing …

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There is enough cash for 6 months, banks tell govt

Panaji: The representatives of various banks have told the state  government that there is enough cash in the banks  that will suffice for the next six months, a senior official said. On Wednesday, the finance secretary had convened a meeting with  bankers to discuss the bank liquidity position in the state. At the meeting held on Thursday, officials of Reserve …

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Task force formed in order to fight COVID-19: Shripad

Panaji: The Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shripad Naik, on Thursday, said that following the request made by his Ministry, the central government has formed a task force in order to use  ayurveda and homeopathy to fight COVID-19 in the country. Addressing the media at his residence in Ribandar, Naik informed that his ministry had appealed to …

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Atta, rava in short supply in S Goa

Margao: Even as the ‘sense of normalcy’ over the supply of essentials is returning to the villages in South Goa, atta and rava are still in a short supply. As compared to the last week, milk, vegetables and items like rice, oil and sugar are being made available through home delivery system as well as in stores around the villages …

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Lockdown leaves rickshaw operators without any income source

Panaji: The nationwide lockdown halting the public transportation as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus has left rickshaw operators without any source of income. These rickshaw operators buy food with the money they make each day, and have no savings to fall back on. They are now out of work and left to struggle, and hence have asked …

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61 persons arrested by South Goa police for defying lockdown: SP Gawas

Margao: Superintendent of Police, South Goa, Arvind  Gawas,  on Thursday, said that as many as 61 persons have been arrested by South Goa police for violation of lockdown rules. Gawas said that 24 vehicles have been seized and as many as 45 first information reports have been filed. He said that the police collected fines of Rs 4,39,650, and added …

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17 Nizammudin Markaz attendees quarantined at Mayem Residency.

NT NETWORK PANAJI The Directorate of Health Services has quarantined 17 people from different parts of Goa who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi’s Nizammudin. A highly places source in the government informed that till 11 am today (Thursday) , all 17 Nizammudin Markaz attendees including nine from Ponda have been quarantined at Mayem Residency and their blood and …

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Municipal areas to be sanitised

NT NETWORK Panaji All municipalities have been permitted to carry out pre-monsoon work and general cleaning of their areas using surface disinfectant chemicals with 1 per cent sodium hypochlorite to ensure better sanitation and hygienic condition in the city and towns. The municipal workers wearing protective gear will use spray machines for this purpose using disinfectants. However, the department of …

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Now, avail pass online to move out for essential items

NT NETWORK Panaji The state government on Wednesday launched a short duration temporary travel pass facility for citizens so that they can travel short distances for the purpose of buying groceries, medicines, withdrawal of money from ATM etc. The duration of the pass which will be issued online will be 2 hours and limited number of passes will be issued …

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